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Friday, 12 October 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said the proposal on staggered school holidays is only his deputy's personal opinion.

He said the proposal raised by Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik had never been discussed at the ministry level.

“If you ask me (on the staggered school holiday proposal), the answer is no,” he told reporters after officiating the Swedish Fashion and Design Stories Exhibition at the National Art Gallery here today.

On Tuesday, Muhammad Bakhtiar proposed staggered school holidays be implemented to spur the tourism sector and to reduce crowds at local tourist hotspots.

On another matter, Mohamaddin said China’s tourism policy introduced a few years ago encouraging its citizens to visit domestic tourism destinations was among the factors that contributed to the drop in Chinese tourist arrivals in Malaysia during last week's Golden Week break in that country.

“That Golden Week is only one week (Oct 1 until 7) where people in China are encouraged to tour within their country instead of going out.

“It is not only Malaysia but the whole world will be seeing Chinese tourists numbers going down a bit but it is only for one week,” he said.

It was reported yesterday that tourist arrivals from mainland China to Malaysia dropped by 30 to 35 per cent during last week's Golden Week break as compared with the same period last year.

About 180,000 Chinese tourists visited Malaysia during the week-long China's National Day in 2017.

Meanwhile, the one-month Swedish Fashion and Design Stories Exhibition until Nov 11 is jointly organised by the Embassy of Sweden in Malaysia and the National Art Gallery.

The exhibition at the National Art Gallery features 58 images in print and product display by sponsor brands including IKEA, Daniel Wellington and Assa Abloy.

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Fauziah Mahu Giatkan Seni Lukisan Batik Untuk Kanak-kanak

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- Menyaksikan hasil lukisan Fauziah Yahya di ruang lobi sebuah hotel di Kuala Lumpur baru-baru ini, apa yang terlintas di fikiran adalah ‘hiasan untuk bilik nurseri.’

Sembilan ekor ‘keluarga’ comel kucing berwarna-warni dilukis sedang tergolek bersantai memandang...

 

Kesucian Al-Quran Diutamakan Di Nasyrul Quran

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Oleh Salbiah Said

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) -- Bukan mudah untuk mengekalkan kedudukannya sebagai kilang percetakan al-Quran yang kedua terbesar di dunia, selepas Madinah, Arab Saudi.

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Fatty Liver: Are Prescribed Medications The Culprit?

Monday, 15 October 2018

(Last of a Two-Part Interview)

By Salbiah Said

PETALING JAYA, Oct 15 (Bernama) -- There are currently no medications approved specifically for the treatment of fatty liver, doctors say.

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Fatty Liver: The Silent Epidemic

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

(First of a two-part interview)

By Salbiah Said

PETALING JAYA, Oct 10 (Bernama) -- Over the past three decades, Malaysia has become the fattest country in Asia, with nearly half the Malaysian adult population now overweight or obese. Along with...


 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sultan Nazrin presents 32 Islamic Education Excellent Awards in Perak

IPOH -- Sultan Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah today attended the Islamic Education Excellent Award presentation for the Perak state level for 2018. Also present at the ceremony held at the Institut Tadbiran...

   

"Komitmen lain halang saya hadiri sesetengah program" - Faizal Azumu

IPOH -- Menteri Besar Perak Ahmad Faizal Azumu hari ini menjelaskan komitmen yang banyak dalam usaha memajukan negeri antara faktor beliau tidak dapat memenuhi undangan pelbagai pihak untuk menghadiri program-program yang dianjurkan mereka.

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